Most of my readers know that I love to spend time reading crafty/sewing/DIY related blogs, I simply get inspired by their projects and makes me want to create!
We all love pictures on blogs don’t we?(well I do) and a good picture catches my interest and makes me want to see, read and hopefully SHOP 😀
Photography has become something major for any blogger, especially a blogger who runs an online business. The pictures are what makes or breaks the deal. Right?!
Don’t worry if you dont own a DSLR camera (you know those BIG fancy beautiful cameras)
because most of us have a point and shoot camera click here to see mine and that will work perfectly to take beautiful pictures of your products.
To ensure that you get a good pictures almost every time you have to keep the following in mind:
Light – Good light = good pictures by light i dont mean using the flash as its not always good because you get TOO much light and get a shadow effect in the background. Natural light is the best however many opt to use a light box which is basically just like the name says a box with light LOL
Recommended Reading: Picture Perfect by Keyka Lou
Use Props – Pictures should be clear of clutter, the picture has to look professional you want the customer to focus on the item, and by having too many things going on in the background might distract them.
However it is recommended to use a prop take this picture as an example
Maggie from Gussy who is the creator of behind the headband uses a bottle as a prop to show off the headband, very clever and cute! check out her shop Gussy Sews for great stuff especially if you like ruffles 😉
Recommended reading: Give Props: How to Style your photos via Etsy Blog
Focus – I cant not stress enough on the importance of focus, because without it you get something like this
Blurrryyy its not that bad in this pic but its not clear…and its kind of irritating.
Apart from not seeing anything the person might get the impression that you are trying to hide something and might not buy your item based on that.
Recommended reading: Staying Sharp: Achieving Clarity and Crispness in your photos via Etsy
That’s my two cents on the subject i would love to read your comments on your tips and tricks on getting that picture perfect.